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I Strive To Be Wiser

If your goal in life is not wisdom and knowledge, then you are wasting your life! 499 People

    The Equilibrium Called Life

    From planetary movement through the actions of tiniest of the life form on earth , each follow law of equilibrium. There is a semblance , balance and order. Although it looks chaotic and confusing to the naked eye ( thanks to our limited comprehension), the entire universe is a...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 2, 2012

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    I Can See No Hope

    no hope for me lol I read a book or a wisdom seconds later i forget what i read with this memory i'm screwed :'( even if i'm wise i can't show it to people because i'm sociophobic :'(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Being rich and empty

     Many people think that being rich is the best thing in life. You can afford anything in life, you can buy nice cars and vacation houses, you can own a yacht even an airplane, you can buy all the fancy clothes, you can travel anywhere you want on your jet or a commercial...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    Metamorphosis Of Non-universal Love..misery.

    All forms of love except that which transcends the physical nature and attributes , and that which is all pervasive, results in misery. This idea is not as complex and profound as it may sound. Simplistically put, such love, whose object is physical form and physical attributes...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    My Ann Frank Diary

    I'm a faceless voice. A voice from the streets. This is my story, Its my Ann Frank Diary. You can go ahead and call me John Brown. Grew up in low income housing my whole life, from the ghetto apartments to good apartments but infested with what I looked at as "hero's" or I guess...
    NewLifenNewSoul NewLifenNewSoul 22-25, M Jan 9, 2013

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    Always Express Your Feelings

     I am a very reserved person; some might call me shy too. The fact is all my life I have been a very introvert human being. You can get by with this characteristic in life, but sometimes it is just not good, especially when it comes to expressing your feelings to others. All...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    'i', The Budhdha

    I escaped the vices of the palace in search of some thing that will help me escape the misery of humanity. From the hermit living in the mountain pass to the monk in the mystic valley , every one I met said to me that there is no escape from misery. They made me promise them...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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    Realization

    If people do not behave to my liking , why do I always try to correct them, prove that they are wrong and I am right ? At every given instance I try to do this one-up-man thing and 'Look I told you already '. 'I know this more than you do'. I am not a bad person. I know it...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Helping

     My father had cataract, which is a disease that causes the eyes to develop clouding in the lens of the eye. He gradually lost his vision of both eyes and he went blind. My father is a very independent person and all his life he tried to depend on as little help as possible...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 10, 2010

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    Not always successful

    or proving it but why stop striving for it if it heals us with no bad side effects.
    converted converted 46-50, M Feb 25

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    You Are What Your Company Is

    Looking back at my earlier stages of my life as an adult helps me understand some things better about life. I have always believed that improving as a person is the goal of life and to be able improve sometimes we have to look back to see where we came from. If you ask many...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    This Is Wisdom.

    It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. by John Wooden
    firespryte firespryte 41-45, F Aug 30, 2012

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    Everyday I educate myself with something new.

    Daily around 12pm is documentary time for me, that's when I randomly select a topic I want to learn about and watch a documentary on it. I confess sometimes I fall asleep while watching some, only because my brain shuts down after taking in so much information. You can never...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    A WISE STORY:__________ A Rude Hotel Guest

     My aunt is a great lady. She is a very quiet one but when she does not like something she lets the other one know. She is also someone who never hurts other people and who does not like to see other people suffering. She is a resident of Upstate New York and she has a...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jul 11, 2010

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    'i', The Budhdha

    I escaped the vices of the palace in search of some thing that will help me escape the misery of humanity. From the hermit living in the mountain pass to the monk in the mystic valley , every one I met said to me that there is no escape from misery. They made me promise them...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 21, 2012

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    One Small Step For Man ..

    I was as fast asleep as a 5 month old baby could be when Neil Arm strong and his crew achieved that 'one small step' feat on the moon. History was made on that day. Also were made legends. Only after 10 years , during my elementary school , that I had a chance to read this...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 26, 2012

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    Realization

     I was born into a wealthy family. My dad has been a lawyer and my mom has been a business owner. Both of them have been hard working individuals and basically they built from scratch everything they have. I grew up in Long Island and our house was more like a mansion...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 13, 2010

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    To Be Less Foolish

    I don't really. I actually strive to be less foolish. I don't think one can just strive for wisdom the way one might train to be a sports star or learn one's multiplication tables. Wisdom, it seems to me is all too rare, and seems to come with a long life and rich experience...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Sep 17, 2012

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    My Goals: Then And Now. &Amp; My Inspirations Using The Letters In My Name

    I remember when I was only 9 years old and I wanted to be a nurse or someone like my mother because she does amazing for what she does as a tech. But then, I saw fashion shows, clothes, and inside of me I wanted to become a model. I did modelling until I was 17 because they tried...
    erinbk1993x erinbk1993x 18-21 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    Live your life like this!

    Do more than exist ....live. Do more than touch ....feel. Do more than look ....observe. Do more than read ....absorb. Do more than hear ....listen. Do more than think ....ponder. Do more than talk ....say something ~John H. Rhoades~ www.wisestories.com
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 17, 2010

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    A WISE STORY:__________ The Balance in Life

     My old uncle, Jim is one of the most amazing old dudes you can meet. There is just something about him that blows you away. He is very intelligent, very wise, funny, cool, friendly and very talkative. He is an interesting character who traveled a lot in his life, who was...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jul 8, 2010

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    So...What Do You Grow

    We are not rich by what we possess but rather by what we can do without. No matter how much stuff you buy, no matter how much money you make, you really only get to keep 3 things in life. And nobody can take these things away from you. One, your experiences Two, your true friends...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Wiser in the sense of knowing God's word,

    what he really means by it, what he wants me to know and then sharing that knowledge if that's his desire.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 29

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    Everyone Is A Genius At Least Once A Year. The Real Geniuses Simply Have Their Bright Ideas Closer Together.

    'Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. ' By Georg C. Lichtenberg www.wisestories.com
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jul 6, 2010

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    Wiser Crime Fighter

    Once bitten twice shy. Or is it twice bitten? I have learned when you combat evil, that sometimes things happen which effect your life. Evil does not wish to be caught. I have learned at this stage that my personal ventures of combating crime is to remain unseen, and unspoken...
    woodlandwench woodlandwench 41-45, F Sep 7, 2012

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    I see society as a small room with like a whole

    bunch of people all trying to "fit in"..now when more and more people try to "fit in" it gets more and more uncomfortable cause everybody trying to do the same thing. Then there's the people who ignore the room or "society" and stand out. Which is way more comfortable then...
    killuminatipharaoh killuminatipharaoh 16-17, M Jun 7

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    Words Of Wisdom

    Words Of Wisdom "More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." - Harold J. Smith If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Those who walk with God reach their destination. When you are down to nothing, God is up to something...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Don't Idolize Others

     I was always telling my kids: don’t idolize others because you don’t know them. You see only a surface what is far from being the reality. Kids have the tendency to pick idols and then try to copy them. My kids were like that too. Both of them picked idols and...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 16, 2010

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    Disease

    It's strange...I am unable to settle into the face that a moment of anxiety will pass, and even if the rationale is understood, I freeze. I think about him. Not about him per say, my therapist referred to it as "romancing" and the way to fix it is to "begin with the end in mind...
    amberskyfades amberskyfades 22-25, F Mar 6, 2013

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    Perfect Girl

    I am so tired of the images of women in film, Televison and commercial. And how it influences me even though I don´t want to. Therefore I have made a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38h6St_z-oo It´s something I am sure a lot (most?) of the women all over this world can...
    piatjader piatjader 31-35 Apr 24, 2013

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    It'S Slow Going.....

    It seems I may never get any smarter,wiser, or any less of an idiot
    Solagurl Solagurl 41-45, F Nov 27, 2013

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    What would and idiot give to become a wise man?

    -nothing.......Now, what would a wise man give not to become an idiot?- his very LIFE!
    adamfducas adamfducas 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I Was Ignorant Until Adulthood

    You might say it was due to being "kept down" by my ex. When I left him, my world exploded like a flower blooming! Suddenly I was free to use the internet...BY MYSELF! Read books in the woods and not be made fun of or worse. I'm older, so the social media world didn't keep my...
    DelicataAqueum DelicataAqueum 31-35, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Turnaround

     In school I was a mean girl and with two of my friends we could have been the inspiration behind that movie that was titled the same “Mean Girls”. We were the fashionistas who were the trendsetters not only in fashion but also other stuff. Other girls envied...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    Choices And Circumstances..

    Every human without exception, chooses the life he/she leads. Often times we say 'because of the circumstances, had to opt a particular life'. But , if we look closely in an unbiased ,objective manner and contemplate, we will find that the circumstances are completely irrelevant...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 22, 2012

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    Generosity

    I gave my pie to a homeless person today.... i immediately regretted it.
    Sublimelovecuts Sublimelovecuts 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    A Wise Quote About Success

    'Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ' By Larry King  www.wisestories.com
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    Trophy Wife

     I was married to my husband for 10 years. He is a very successful businessman who likes the good life. When I met him I was 24 and he was 43. He was married and had two kids from his previous marriage. After having an affair with him for a year he left his family for me. He...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 21, 2010

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    Never Envy

     Sometimes we envy others. We look at people we know and just wish we had what they have, even though most of the times we see a surface only. I was like that too, I tended to envy others especially successful and wealthy people. This view changed and you will see what I...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    You Don't Know What You Have Until You Lose It

     I was always whining about my life, but basically I had everything. I had a decent job, a good car, I lived in a small house that I actually owned and my life in general was fine. Even when I grew up I had many things people in third world and developing countries could...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 3 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    This is how I see life.

    Its sorta like school, you start off young. As you get older in the system/world You start to meet people You learn things you'll eventually get tested on You'll probably get into an altercation with someone around you Either way something is going to happen you'll learn...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Jun 17

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    A WISE STORY:__________ A Gold Digger?

     My parents immigrated to the United States 20 years ago when I was 5. They came from Mexico with nothing but a couple of small suitcases and me. They knew one relative in New York who they wanted to go to for some help but after we left Mexico we ended up being in St. Louis...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 2 Responses Jul 4, 2010

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    Gaining Morals From The Oddest Places

    Once when I was younger someone asked me if I had Supermans abilities what would I do with them. Of course as a child all I thought about was flying and visiting places and doing pretty much whatever I wanted. Today I was asked the same question after all these years. My answer...
    yourblacknight yourblacknight 26-30, M Aug 20, 2013

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    Why We Argue

    Unlike other species of the animal kingdom where territorial disputes literally begin and end at the boundaries of their territories, human territorial disputes transcend to emotional boundaries. It is a gift as much as a curse depending on the way you look at it. Gift because...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 29, 2012

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    As the years go by,you become wiser you mature,

    through all the experiences you go through,you become a stronger person,sometimes stronger than you can imagine you can be,we might not understand why we go through so much pain,hurt,loss,but some is because of bad choices,but than after you realize you have the control to be...
    anna4862 anna4862 51-55, F 1 Response May 8

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    Circuitous Road To Self Love

    Many a self help guru of today exhort the idea of 'self love', 'self acceptance' as building blocks of one's development, progress and success in life. Every one of these Gurus and fly-by-night self help experts have recipes, formulae , drills and ready reckoners to achieve...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 1, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Yeah...no doubt I have grown a lot wiser as the time passes by.I believe each age has its charming sides and not so charming side. When we are young we are pretty and stupid...or...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love this site.. So many people around my age group and older.. Thank goodness
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I feel that the old should not be too quick to advise the young. They may need to learn from their own experience rather than our words.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need somebody to talk to share my problem. And I need advice as well. Must be open minded person, mature and wiser. anyone? please add me and leave me message :((
    v192 v192 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It does not matter what. Anything that im good at I am extremely competitive and always want to be the best at everything I like. I runn my fastest when doing 100 meter dash and...
    luchini19 luchini19 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago